Any indication about how good this is? I assume this is not some kind of poor rate thing like Qantas Points+Pay or the newer Singapore Airlines Points+Pay.
Interesting, because their burn rate is already quite low - not sure why so few people have interest in MH awards (compared to QF at least!), decent availability and connections to Europe.
Okay a single sample test:
ADL-xKUL-CDG in J of course
Classic: 51000 + $457.44 taxes
(I notice you can now easily see the taxes for an award right up front.)
Points + pay: 1000 + $1683.44
That's paying 2.452 cents per point. But still, you can open a new account (get 1000 points) and book a oneway flight to Europe for the above. I can't see how this will be sustainable, given how accessible it is. They might need to increase the minimum.